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Photo Friday: “Awards and Reenlistment”

Lieutenant Gen. John Toolan, commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force, oversees the reenlistment of Staff Sgt. Timothy Williams, a section leader with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, during an award ceremony held at Camp Las Flores, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: “Fight for the Korengal”

US Army Specialist Kingsley (L), of 2nd Platoon, Baker Company, 2-12 Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, fires on enemy positions as Private First Class Kicklighter (R) ducks behind his machine gun during an ambush at the … Continue reading

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TV special shows glory, trauma of military dogs

This publicity photo provided by Animal Planet shows Air Force Tech. Sgt. Leonard Anderson and his bomb-detecting dog, Azza, an 8-year-old Belgian Malinois, in Afghanistan. The Animal Planet television special “Glory Hounds” included coverage of Anderson and his team when … Continue reading

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Silver Star for corporal who fended off ambush

story by: James K. Sanborn photo courtesy of: David Gerardi A former Marine reconnaissance man is set to receive the Silver Star on Dec. 10 for fending off an ambush and saving his platoon despite sustained machine gun, automatic grenade … Continue reading

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MARSOC team honored for breaking Taliban ambush

story by: Dan Lamothe photo courtesy of: USMC Marine special operators were low on ammunition and pushing through a dangerous section of Afghanistan’s Helmand province when insurgents triggered an explosion that mortally wounded a staff sergeant and kicked off an … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: “Ambush”

A U.S. Army paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team fires his M4 carbine at insurgents during a firefight June 30, 2012, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. The vehicle he is using for cover is a Mine Resistant Ambush … Continue reading

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Silver Star recipient recalls Marjah attack

story by: Dan Lamothe photo courtesy of: USMC Pinned down in a canal under fire and without working radios, Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Cole made a decision: He would face the Taliban with an M240B machine gun. His patrol, consisting of … Continue reading

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